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we12plog: from Curaçao to Turin

Wow – that was a silent week on our blog. Somehow we just didn’t get around to posting and since we are no neurotics about this, it felt good to be “away” for a while …

Wow – dat was een stille week! Op de een of andere manier kwamen we er niet aan toe om artikelen online te zetten en aangezien we geen stelletje neuroten zijn, voelde het eigenlijk best goed om even “weg” te zijn…

Sunday: my second day on Curaçao! Starting with an adventurous morning, we go snorkelling and jetskiing. We have a local lunch at Serka Norman and in the afternoon we hang out at Zanzibar at Jan Thiel Beach.

Zondag: mijn tweede dag op Curaçao! We beginnen met een avontuurlijke ochtend: snorkelen en jetskiën. We hebben een lokale lunch bij Serka Norman en in de middag liggen we op Jan Thiel Beach bij Zanzibar.

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Monday: we spend the morning on a cultural tour of the Willemstad and in the afternoon we visit Aloe Vera produce, an ostrich farm and Dinah Veeris. At night we have dinner at Club Saint Tropez.

Maandag: in de ochtend maken we een culturele tour door Willemstad en in de middag bezoeken we de Aloe Vera plantage, een struisvogel farm en Dinah Veeris. ‘s Avonds dineren we in Club Saint Tropez.

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Tuesday: we depart for a tour of the west and north of Curaçao, visiting various beaches and national parks. At night we have dinner at the fancy Avila Hotel, the best dinner of the whole trip I dare to say.

Dinsdag: we maken een uitgebreide tour over het westen en noorden van Curaçao en bezoeken diverse stranden en nationale parken. In de avond dineren we bij het sjieke Avila Hotel, het beste diner van de hele reis durf ik wel te zeggen.

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Wednesday: today is THE day: Holland is playing vs. Australia for the World Cup. To experience the local passion for soccer, we hang out at Pirate Bay where we watch the game and spend the rest of the afternoon happy that we won and lying at the beach.

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Thursday: In the morning I visit the Dolphin Academy and swim with those beautiful animals: a longtime wish of mine comes true! In the afternoon we have our last lunch and it’s time to say goodbye to our hotel Kura Hulanda and Curaçao.

Donderdag: in de ochtend bezoek ik de Dolphin Academy en zwem ik met deze bijzondere beesten: iets waar ik al lang van droom. In de middag hebben we onze laatste lunch en is het tijd om afscheid te nemen van ons hotel Kura Hulanda en Curaçao.

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Friday: upon arrival at Schiphol Airport I have just a few hours to catch my flight to Turin. Luckily there are no delays and quickly I’m up in the air again. I arrive in the late afternoon and stay with my blogging friend Serena of Souvenirs of a Black Cat. We have sushi for dinner at Kobe and spend the rest of the night blogging, before falling asleep, completely exhausted.

Vrijdag: bij aankomst op Schiphol heb ik maar een paar uur overstaptijd voor mijn vlucht naar Turijn. Gelukkig zijn er geen vertragingen en aan het einde van de middag kom ik in Turijn aan, waar ik logeer bij mijn bloggende vriendin Serena van Souvenirs of a Black Cat.  ‘s Avonds eten we sushi bij Kobe en werken de rest van de avond aan ons blog, voordat ik einde compleet uitgeput in slaap val.

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Saturday: time to explore Turin and meet some of my other Italian friends. We step on the lucky bull, discover some great art around town, have lots of pasta and enjoy Turin by night.

Zaterdag: tijd om Turijn te gaan verkennen en een paar van mijn Italiaanse vrienden weer te ontmoeten. We staan op een stier die ons geluk zal brengen, ontdekken bijzondere kunst op straat, eten kilo’s pasta en beleven Turijn by night.

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When I cam home last night, my Facebook status said: “I.just.want.my.bed.” No need to say more. I’ve had a great two weeks but it’s time to return to the regular routine of life. Work, friends, family and hobbies. And for once, I don’t really mind, normal is great for now!

Toen ik gisterenavond thuis kwam, was mijn Facebook status: “I.just.want.my.bed.” Geen verdere uitleg nodig. Ik heb twee geweldige weken achter de rug maar het is tijd om weer terug te keren naar het dagelijkse leven. Werken, vrienden, familie en hobbies. En voor deze keer maakt het me eigenlijk niet zo veel uit en is het fijn om weer even normaal te zijn!

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10 thoughts on “we12plog: from Curaçao to Turin”

  1. Oh, how I adore Curacao! I’ve only visited there twice off a cruise ship just for the day, and how I would love to experience more of this wonderful place! It looks like you had such an amazing time! Your photos are beautiful and you look so happy!

  2. I’ve never been to this part of the Caribbean before – it is gorgeous. The colors of the houses along the waterfront in the first shot are very appealing. Were they painted different colors so sailors could recognize their house on their way back to port? I know that is the rationale in some maritime towns. What is the blue drink? I would guess it has some of the island’s signature liquor as an ingredient.

  3. sounds like a busy but great time! Isn’t swimming with the dolphins incredible? I’ve done it twice now and would do it again in a minute- they are so social and have such big personalities!

  4. So I’ve never been to the Caribbean before, can you believe that? It looks and sounds amazing! It’s always nice to get away for a little while from the blog too – although after 2 days I feel like I’ve neglected it for 2 weeks haha

  5. Great post Anto! I’m really envious of your trip to Curaçao, I would love to go there myself one day. I would love to explore the nature and it sounds like there’s plenty to do! I really wish I’ll have the chance to meet you next time you come to Turin, we can have another bloggers meetup!

  6. Curaçao looks really awesome and it is certainly somewhere that we would love to visit! However, I have said that before about a variety of spots in the Caribbean so let’s just add it to an ever-growing bucket list :) That’s travel for you though right!

    The Netherlands vs Australia game was a great game to watch, especially for the neutral! I am sure you are happy about the result and in fact the way the Dutch are playing this World Cup. I am quite fond of them and now that England have deserted us faithfal fans, I may well be cheering on the Dutch for the remainder of the tournament.

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